Above The River – Jean-Paul El Hachem

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Today, we’re showing an F+ original, from Jean-Paul, at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik.  His design for a cultural center is based on the idea of stitching the chaotic urban environment of Dbayeh with the natural setting of Naher El Kaleb.  The design uses integrated green spaces to create a transition between the 2 areas, creating a flowing environment.  Check it out.

STUDENT: Jean-Paul El Hachem
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USEK – Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
PROFESSORS: Elie Haddad
YEAR: Fall 2012

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Modular Housing – Thomas Khoueiry

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When we think of modular homes of late in the US it has been to create flexible and extremely compact homes for places like NYC.  Thomas Khoueiry’s approach in Lebanon was not only to design a modular housing development for Lebanon’s housing crisis, but to also to revitalize the abandoned quarries.  The quarries have left scares all over the landscape, and this new spanning housing typology tries to recapture these lands.  As the project isn’t heavily built into the landscape, but touching it at points, maybe the opportunity for the land to become revitalized over time is a possibility.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Thomas Khoueiry
SCHOOL: 
USEK – Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
PROFESSORS: Zafer Sleiman
YEAR: Fall 2012

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